From burger bots that can make a hamburger every 10 seconds to machines that perform scientific experiments and write their own code, automated devices are finding their way into virtually every area of human endeavor. No matter what degree a student pursues, it ability to provide employment to its holder can no longer be guaranteed.As technology advances eliminate some jobs, new opportunities emergeBoats, trains, planes: How technology is making old transportation new againA number of recent reportsforecast what the work world will look like in the next 20 years and present some important insights. Here a few to consider:With the aid of technology, assembly workers will wear devices that gauge their concentration, work rate, moods and physical energy levels;Post secondary education will need to change because of unsustainable costs and limited job opportunities for graduates;Managing complexity and ambiguity will have the single biggest impact on the way we work;Social responsibility will dominate the corporate agenda with prime concerns about the environment and peoples well being;Companies will break down into collaboration networks of smaller organizations;Work in one profession or job for an extended period will disappear;Leadership teams will replace single leaders, with their prime focus on developing positive and inclusive corporate cultures;The Internet of Things will shape our economy and the way we work;The social contract will be revised with an emphasis on ethical values and work life balance;Work will be restructured on the basis of flexibility, employee autonomy and career challenges/opportunities in return for short term or contractual employment;Workers will be rewarded based on their expertise and results rather than position and length of service, ensuring an increasing personal stake in the success of work;.
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Here what we did: we developed a sort of taxonomy that we feel is useful and makes sense. We want to see whether it also made sense to participants, by measuring how much their classifications agreed with ours. In other words, to validate our taxonomy.